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Colts QB Anthony Richardson suffered an apparent right shoulder injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Titans. He headed into the medical tent and was replaced by QB Gardner Minshew. We'll update Richardson's status when we know more.

Update: Richardson is officially questionable to return.

Update: Richardson has been ruled out.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Titans. The Athletic’s Dianna Russini and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported over the last 24 hours that Taylor won’t get a full workload in his 2023 debut. This is also a challenging matchup against Tennessee’s fourth-ranked RB defense. See where Taylor sits in the Week 5 RB Rankings.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo confirms a previous report that Colts RB Jonathan Taylor will not get a full workload in his 2023 debut vs. the Titans today. "Expect a split between him and Zack Moss today as they ease Taylor back into action in his first game back," Garafolo tweets. We don't expect it to be a 50/50 split between the two. But it's clear that Taylor won't play his usual workhorse role today. See how we project the Colts' Week 5 backfield.

The Athletic's Dianna Russini hears that the Colts will have RB Jonathan Taylor "on a count and ramp up his workload over the next month." It's not a surprise considering Taylor hasn't played in a game since December and didn't practice all offseason. Taylor sits in low RB2 territory in the Week 5 Rankings. But he figures to climb into the RB1 discussion over the next few weeks.

The Colts officially activated RB Jonathan Taylor from the PUP list Saturday, but then quickly topped that with bigger news. Taylor has agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension with the team. That obviously ends all the drama that clouded Taylor's 2023 outlook and locks him in as Indy's workhorse. There might be some risk to starting him in fantasy lineups right away, given lingering ankle trouble this summer. A matchup with Tennessee's tough run defense makes it an even tougher spot. But expect Taylor to quickly return to weekly starter status in an offense that has recently supported RB1 weeks for Zack Moss. Check our Week 5 RB rankings to see where Taylor has settled in.

The Colts list RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Titans. He was a full participant in practice all week, and Taylor said the ankle is no longer an issue. It sure looks like he's ready to play this weekend, but the team has been mum on his status. We'll keep you updated on the situation and get Indianapolis' inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor confirmed on Thursday that his surgically repaired ankle is no longer an issue. “It feels really good to be healthy," Taylor said. "The main goal was to be healthy and play football.” He didn't go into details about the off-the-field stuff but did say that the contract demands were an offseason thing, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "If somebody wasn't committed, they wouldn't be here," Taylor added. Rapoport concluded that Taylor "sounded like someone who is ready to play this week." We just added Taylor to the Week 5 RB Rankings.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor's ankle is no longer an issue, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He's healthy," Rapoport said. "I think he probably would have been healthy maybe two weeks ago." Rapoport adds, though, that it's still unclear whether Taylor will play vs. the Titans this weekend. That'll come down to whether he's mentally and physically ready -- and whether Taylor still needs demands met before suiting up for the Colts. Stay tuned.

Colts Edge Kwity Paye suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Rams. He didn't leave the contest but developed symptoms afterward. We'll watch his status this week, but landing in the protocol nearly always means missing at least one game. Edge Dayo Odeyingbo played a season-high 59% of the snaps in Week 4 and delivered the biggest stat line of his young career: 7 tackles (5 solo), 1.5 sacks, 4 QB hits, 1 forced fumble and 1 pass deflection. Odeyingbo should see at least similar playing time against the Titans in Week 6 and carries intriguing upside. The third-year player has just 7 career sacks across 31 games. But he has tallied 1.5 sacks or more three times in his past eight outings, dating back to last year.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor will practice on Wednesday, HC Shane Steichen said. Steichen didn't ruled out Taylor playing against the Titans this weekend, according to ESPN's Stephen Holder, adding that the decision will come down to how ready Taylor looks in practice. We'll keep you updated on Taylor's status throughout the week.

Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. only caught 1 pass on 5 targets for 15 yards in Week 4 vs. the Rams. As disappointing of an outcome as that is, only one Indianapolis pass-catcher (TE Drew Ogletree) recorded more than 2 catches in this contest. The Colts were shut out in the first half and had to claw their way back to even force OT. Next week’s game vs. the Titans should produce much better results for Pittman Jr. and company.

Colts QB Anthony Richardson completed 11 passes on 25 attempts for 200 yards and 1 TD in Week 4 vs. the Rams. The rookie was again productive as a runner, logging 56 yards and a TD on 10 carries in the contest. He unfortunately fumbles twice, losing one, but was very productive for fantasy managers overall in his first game back from a concussion. He also helped spearhead the effort to force the game into overtime after being down 20-0 at halftime, so kudos to him for that. Richardson will look to replicate his successes again in Week 5 vs. the Titans.

Colts DT DeForest Buckner (groin, back) is active for today's game against the Rams. He likely belongs in your IDP lineup.

The Colts are expected to open the 21-day practice window for RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) this coming week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's the first step to Taylor getting back on the field after he opened the season on the PUP list. Rapoport doesn't say, though, whether Taylor will actually practice with the team this week. Or whether he'll play in a game for the Colts. Taylor is still looking for a new contract, per Rapoport, and there have been no recent trade talks surrounding the star back. Stay tuned.

Colts QB Anthony Richardson has cleared concussion protocol and will start Sunday's game vs. the Rams, HC Shane Steichen said Friday. Richardson opened the season with a QB4 fantasy finish and then scored 17.7 fantasy points in less than one half of action in Week 2. The rookie is a legitimate QB1 play in Week 4 fantasy lineups.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor recently posted this workout video to Instagram. “He looks great," Colts RB coach DeAndre Smith said. "And I can’t wait to actually physically get a chance to work with him, see him move around, see that speed and feel that speed." Taylor is eligible to come off IR on Monday, and his surgically repaired ankle is no longer an issue by all accounts. Now we'll see whether Taylor and the Colts can come to an agreement on his contact, or if Taylor goes back on the trade block.

Colts QB Anthony Richardson (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. The rookie remains in the concussion protocol but is close to being cleared. Barring a setback, he'll return for this weekend's game vs. the Rams.

Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. recorded a team-leading 9 catches on 11 targets for 77 yards vs. the Ravens in Week 3. We expected some good production from him, but hello, rookie WR Josh Downs! The first-year wideout had a solid breakout performance, logging 8 catches on 12 targets for 57 receiving yards in the contest. He’d been second on the Colts in targets so far this year, though this is the first game all year where Downs’ involvement translated to the box score. He’ll be a fun name to add off of the waiver wire this week in advance of Week 4 vs. the Rams.

Colts CB Kenny Moore (knee) is active for today's game against the Ravens. He sports some re-injury risk after managing just limited practices this week. But there's also upside to the matchup for indy's slot corner. CB Dallis Flowers (ankle) is also active.

Colts QB Anthony Richardson (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Ravens. We’ll see if the rookie can get cleared for Week 4. Richardson will be replaced by QB Gardner Minshew, who played well in relief last week and has experience in HC Shane Steichen’s offense from their time together in Philadelphia. Minshew is only a viable play in 2-QB and Superflex leagues, but he should keep this Colts offense afloat.

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